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Document Number: 5808

Searching the Attic: How States Are Responding to the Nation's Goal of Placing a Highly Qualified Teacher in Every Classroom - This report examines the teaching quality requirements in states prior to the enactment of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act in January 2002, and the new teacher and HOUSSE (High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation) requirements approved by states in response to NCLB. The authors identify the most common problems states have encountered in establishing high quality teacher standards and recommend ways state policymakers can address these problems. Individual state analyses and grades are provided for the 39 states that approved a HOUSSE, the 11 states applying their certification systems to identify highly qualified teachers, and a table of the options available in all states for earning highly qualified status. (Kate Walsh and Emma Snyder, National Council on Teacher Quality, December 2004)...

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